Two High Risk Strategies: Apathy and Revolution

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From Julijuxtaposed My thanks to Russell, without whose timing I may have written about something else… Apathy: lack of interest, enthusiasm, or concern: Origin: early 17th century: from French apathie, via Latin from Greek apatheia, from apathēs ‘without feeling’, from a- … Continue reading

Are politicians really all the same? Whose side are you on?

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Are politicians really all the same? Whose side are you on? Published previously by Liam R Carr When you get involved in local politics one thing you hear is “It doesn’t matter who I vote for, you lot (politicians) are … Continue reading

The Voice of the People .. Is that Russell Brand?

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The Voice of the People needs to be heard. I wonder what instrument can amplify the voices of the people? How can we be heard, and how can we effectively change the world and our lives? Is our frustration, our … Continue reading

The Massive Cash Hoard of Western Companies

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The cash hoard of Western companies By Michael Burke Published previously  by  Socialist Economic Bulletin  Supporters of ‘austerity’ would have a very strong argument if there really were no money left. In that case, opponents of current policy would be … Continue reading

Grangemouth and the EU/WTO

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Grangemouth and the EU/WTO By Syzygysue Also published here  on Politics and Parasites The dispute at Grangemouth is the old trick of provoking industrial action – then holding the workforce to ransom by threatening their jobs unless they agree to the draconian … Continue reading

Magical Thinking

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Magical Thinking By Roy Mayall One of my neighbours came over to say hello the day the Royal Mail was privatised. ‘I expect you’re looking forward to getting your hands on all that money you’ve just made,’ he said. The … Continue reading

NEWSNIGHT – Paxman vs Brand. Full Interview.

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Russell Brand triumphs in shifting Paxman off his usual sterile interviewing tactics… and manages to air some home truths routinely ignored by the tory-intimidated BBC.  Zizek tried to escape the same dominant paradigm in an interview with Gavin Esler, but … Continue reading